FORMER Liberian interim President, Prof. Amos Sawyer, will head 100-member Election Observation Mission of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to monitor Togo’s upcoming Presidential elections.
The polls are slated for April 25.
According to a statement issued by the Directorate of Communication at the regional Headquarters in Abuja, the election observation mission is made up of experts in various disciplines, including conflict prevention, election operation and analysis, as well as security, gender and media specialists.
Members of the election observation mission will be deployed to the country’s five regions, namely Maritime, Plateaux, Central, Kara and Savannes, for consultations with relevant stakeholders at the regional level.
The team will observe the pre-election processes including electioneering campaigns and prepare the ground for the arrival of the larger observation mission on April 20, the statement read.
It added that the entire regional observation mission will be supported by an ECOWAS technical team from the Departments of Political Affair and Early Warning.
The deployment of election observation mission by the Commission is consistent with provisions of the regional Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance and support to Member States holding elections.